Frazz by Jef Mallett



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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 16 hours ago

    Being a con man is a long way from showing valid initiative.

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago


    Define “valid”.

    Caulfield has shown tremendous creativity and initiative in life lessons. He is an expert on pulling Mrs Olson’s chain and inspiring people to think outside of the box.

  3. keith kunz

    keith kunz GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    no teacher would tolorate caulfield. when i was in school those kids did their homework in the vp’s office i did ;-)

  4. davidh48

    davidh48 said, about 11 hours ago

    @keith kunz

    Sorry, I was a “guest lecturer” at a well-known university. I wish I could have found one Caulfield, much less many in the academic circles. It was only the president who exhibited curiosity…while talking in the parking garage.

  5. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 10 hours ago

    @keith kunz

    I happen to agree, to a degree. I think Mallet may be overusing the precocious child/clueless adult trope with Caulfield and Mrs. Olsen. He’s starting to become annoying with his attempts to push Mrs. Olsen’s buttons.

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 9 hours ago

    what is with packet work in school? do teachers actually teach, or is that packet work is the easy way?

  7. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, about 8 hours ago


    I am a long way from being tired of Caufield and Mrs. Olson – love them!!

  8. garcoa

    garcoa said, about 8 hours ago

    Caulfield is the student I wish I could have been!

  9. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    Brought to mind a guest lecturer up at our University in Boulder, who was highly touted for the Summer School schedule – he was on his way East, to become State Director in the Department of Education somewhere back there. Class was supposed to be, if memory serves, “Advanced Techniques in Counseling and Guidance”, in the Psychology Department, open only to MA students and above.
    The lady sitting next to me had been teaching, and grading papers in, Creative Writing, for her school’s College Preparatory Advanced Courses, for a decade or so; and she was there – as were many others – under the “Continuing Education Courses” requirements set down by the State Board for Certification. For me, it was Post Grad work, and an opportunity to become acquainted with such new ideas, and techniques, in the field as might be presented.
    Opening day, Dr. “X” walks into the room; places his briefcase down on the desk at the front; looks the class over; and begins: “Today, I’m going to teach you people how to write a Term Paper.”
    And, the rest of the Summer went downhill from there! NO “Caulfields” welcome there! Or, for that matter, anywhere else in the University, generally speaking. I believe it’s called, “Publish or Perish”; and it is a very fossilized, and fixed, part of “higher education” today. With that kind of basic background, it is no wonder that the “Mrs. Olsons” of the “lower level” in the system are also, more or less, “fixed and fossilized”.
    For myself – somewhat in answer to the poster, “garcoa” – I wish I had had a classroom full of Caulfields every year, or at least ONE Caulfield in my classrooms anyway!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 6 hours ago


    I see Mrs. Olsen as Caufield’s project. He sees a woman set in her ways, limits her own vision. So he takes it upon himself to start prying at that shell. Otherwise he wouldn’t bother as per his other teachers. He only does it in her class. Everyone else gets a clue.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 6 hours ago


    You know of the one person here who does not like Caufield’s attitude or displays of intelligence yet claims he isn’t one for cutting the poppies to a single arbitrary height.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 6 hours ago


    The kids just want to get that degree with top grades in order to get a career going so they can start chasing members of the opposite gender and live.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 6 hours ago


    Dr. “X” just wants to keep his job and hit the cocktail circuit around town later. If fact he was more than likely thirsting for a strong drink at that moment he placed his briefcase down.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 6 hours ago


    I don’t know what packet work is but if it has teaching suggestions that may not be a bad thing. I seriously doubt if any of those packets tell the teacher to talk about weight lifting, personal college difficulties, too many chiefs, not enough Indians, how mad they are at the administration today, college is not for everyone, not everyone is college material, spend all the class time shooting the breeze, spend all the class time shooting the breeze the next day and all of the following days until the semester ends, leave the room in a huff and don’t return until the hour is over.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 6 hours ago


    Probably none of those packets advised the teachers to spend most of the class time trying to pick fights with students, and failing that to talk about past physical altercations when they were successful in provoking a fight, and how satisfying it was to whip their butts and show them who was boss. Because that’s what being a teacher is all about. Hey, they sure didn’t seem interested in the material they were supposed to teach at my school.

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